From Operation Underground Railroad’s website:
SINCE BEING FOUNDED IN DECEMBER 2013,
we've gathered the world's experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.'s Underground Jump Team consists of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts. These operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world.
Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins.
It is time for private citizens and organizations to rise up and help. It is our duty as a free and blessed people.
Save the Children
From Save the Children's website:
You believe, as we do, that every child deserves a future. Every last child.
The world has made great progress for children. More children are alive and thriving today than ever before.
But here's the problem. Millions of children in the U.S. and around the world still aren't getting what they deserve. We're talking about children in need. Dying, when the world knows how to save them. Vulnerable children in poverty. Denied an education. Forced to flee violence. Orphaned, abused, abandoned. Children with no reason to smile. No hope for the future.
The world's children deserve better.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
From Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s website:
What Is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.
When a group of parents started the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 1955, there were no treatments for cystic fibrosis. These parents set their sights high -- to advance understanding of this little-known disease, to create new treatments and specialized care for their children, and to find a cure.
In the ensuing years, the fundraising and commitment of the CF community has enabled the Foundation to support fundamental research in the laboratory that has led to groundbreaking discoveries, including the identification of the gene and protein responsible for cystic fibrosis. By expanding our knowledge of the underlying biology of the disease and its effect on the body, researchers have paved the way for creating new treatments.
The Foundation's steadfast commitment to advancing CF research has helped enable 12 new treatments for the disease.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
From national MS Society website:
The National MS Society's vision is:
A World Free of MS.
The Society's mission is:
People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
What Is MS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
Multiple sclerosis is believed to affect nearly 1 million adults over the age of 18 in the US. While the disease is not contagious or directly inherited, epidemiologists — scientists who study patterns of disease — have identified factors in the distribution of MS around the world that may eventually help determine what causes the disease. These factors include gender, genetics, age, geography and ethnic background.